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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Ann Arbor, MI!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Homemade Guacamole

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How good does that look? I love Guacamole. I love the texture of it, the flavor, and the add-ins you can use to spice it up (I once had guacamole with balsamic vinegar and goat cheese in it – delicious!).

I also love that it’s really good for you. Avocado has fiber and tons of healthy fats (monounsaturated fat – the kind that helps lower cholesterol). And the best part is that you can use avocado (or guacamole) in so many different ways: as a topping for Mexican food, as a dip on it’s own, in sandwiches, as a topping for tortilla soup, the list goes on and on.

My husband loves guacamole, or “guac” as we lovingly call it, and oftentimes I will come home from work only to find him sitting at the table with a bowl of guac, a bag of chips, and a book.

I enjoy making Guacamole at home, because it’s so easy and you just can’t beat that fresh taste. I made this recipe for “Glammed Up Guac” from the book, Must Have Been Something I Ate, and it was the perfect twist on a traditional guacamole.

The Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle peppers, finely diced
  • 1/2 Spanish onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
The Directions
Remove flesh of avocado and add to a bowl. Mash coarsely with a fork. Mix in remaining ingredients. Garnish with cayenne and sea salt to taste.
I like eating this guac with whole wheat pita, or organic all-natural corn chips. Sometimes I like baking tortillas until they’re crispy and using those as a dipper as well. After I made this, I couldn’t wait to dig in. I think I ate a quarter of it while I was making it! Hope you love this recipe as much as I did, and I hope it spices up your next meal!

Homemade Guacamole

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 86 Calories, 8g Fat, 62mg Sodium, 4.5g Carbs, 3.5g Fiber, 0.2g Sugar, 1g Protein
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 10 huge servings
Calories: 86kcal



  • Remove flesh of avocado and add to a bowl. Mash coarsely with a fork. Mix in remaining ingredients. Garnish with cayenne and sea salt to taste.


Calories: 86kcal | Fat: 8g
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14 responses to “Homemade Guacamole”

  1. I love to make guacamole as a take-along to ballroom dances. This recipe looks a little spicy for my wimpy taste buds, but I’m sure I could modify so it wouldn’t make smoke come from my ears!

    • Oh what a wonderful idea! I’ve never made guacamole as a “to-go” dish! As for the spice level, I’d recommend not using the chipotle peppers or cayenne pepper, but the rest of the spices aren’t hot at all and just give the guac a nice flavor. Enjoy!

  2. I am a huge fan of guacamole too (no surprise there). I think it’s interesting how everyone has their own unique take…like with balsamic. I never thought to use it, but it makes perfect sense.

    You should submit this post to Dipstock. It’s going on at my site right now. We’re giving away dip trays!

    • Yeah I was a little skeptical about the balsamic addition initially, but it was just so delicious it made total sense after that! I just submitted my recipe to Dipstock – thanks for the heads up about it!

    • That is so cool that you have an avocado tree! Too bad we aren’t neighbors or I would gladly take some of the avocados off your hands 🙂 Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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